I was lucky- I found a compounding pharmacy nearby(per Trapper's suggestions) and bought 8 bottles of Lugol's. My mom is going tomorrow herself to stock up for friends. I don't think the situation in Canada is as bad as the US, but I think people are catching on, as the two clerks I've spoken to have told me that people are starting to call in about it.
I'd love to learn to make my own. If this thing continues, and assuming we'd have to protect ourselves for some time- I could definitely see myself helping people this way.